School: Turlough, Béal an Chloga (roll number 14872)

Location:
Turlough, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Áine, Bean Uí Éalaidhe

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0615, Page 162

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Long ago the people used to have bad houses. ...

Long ago the people used to have bad houses. There used to be very crooked walls in them. They used never use a line but every mason should get one of his eyes out for he could see straight with his two eyes.
There were no slates then the houses were thatched with straw or rushes. The rushes were cut in the lakes with an old reaping hook.
The fire used to be in the corner of the house. There used to be no chimney but a hole in the thatch and an old bucket without a bottom stuck down in it. There used to be a hole in the wall for a window. The houses used to be very dark inside and they were also very unhealthy.

Collector
John Droney
Gender
male
Informant
John Droney
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Address
Bealaclugga, Co. Clare
Language
English